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Bangladesh announces new president amid political standoff

Bangladesh announces new president amid political standoff

He has been the acting president of the country since Zillur Rahman died last month.

Xi praises US-Chinese scholarship programme

Xi praises US-Chinese scholarship programme

US President Barack Obama also sent a congratulatory letter to the launch ceremony.

US to provide another $123 mn to Syrian opposition

US to provide another $123 mn to Syrian opposition

More than 70,000 people have been killed and over 1.3 million Syrians have become refugees.

Kenyatta orders dismantling terror gangs as violence continues

Kenyatta orders dismantling terror gangs as violence continues

Nine people have been killed so far in a grenade attack in northern Kenya.

More than 40 dead in multiple Iraq bombings

More than 40 dead in multiple Iraq bombings

Iraqis are preparing for the provincial polls on Saturday to elect their provincial council members.

Lending to British business drops $7.6bn

Lending to British business drops $7.6bn

Loans to businesses in Britain have declined 3.1 per cent year on year.

Portugal announces $1bn spending cuts to meet deficit

Portugal announces $1bn spending cuts to meet deficit

Portugal’s constitutional Court has rejected some of the austerity measures in the 2013 state budget.

Boston bombing suspects ‘Chechen’, FBI says

The remaining brother - suspect 2 - is on the run, the FBI says, and is dangerous.

Massive explosion tears through Texas fertilizer plant

Massive explosion tears through Texas fertilizer plant

The cause of the explosion and the earlier fire in the plant is under investigation.

North Korea sets conditions for talks

Pyongyang also urged Washington and Seoul to withdraw nuclear weapons stationed in and around South Korea.